With a spate of layoffs kicking in, worrying about your 401(k) starts to look like a high-class problem.
The current spate of Holocaust films are not funny, and are not meant to be.
Reality seems to blur as you experience a spate of synchronic, even mystical moments.
early 15c., originally Scottish and northern English, "a sudden flood, especially one caused by heavy rains or a snowmelt," of unknown origin. Perhaps from Old French espoit "flood," from Dutch spuiten "to flow, spout;" related to spout. Figurative sense of "unusual quantity" is attested from 1610s.